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Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World: Impact Investing - the Why and How, 8 July 2020 #eselaonline

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

How should pension funds, which hold some of the largest pools of capital in the world but have strict fiduciary duties, approach impact investment? 

Wednesday 8 July

11 am BST | 12 noon CEST | 6 pm HKT | 8 pm AEST 

CPD | 75 minutes self-certified CPD points

esela - The legal network for social impact and the Impact Investing Institute host an online panel on the topic of ‘Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World:  Impact Investing - the Why and How'. 

This event will explore - from legal and investor perspectives - why and how pension trustees can engage positively with impact investment in a way which is consistent with their fiduciary duties. It will also examine some of the governance and practical principles pension trustees and other fiduciaries will wish to follow in a rapidly changing world.

Speakers will present and discuss the conclusions of recent work by the Impact Investing Institute and its legal panel. Join the session for a first look at the ‘Impact Investment Code’, which outlines good governance principles for pension trustees.

The Impact Investing Institute warmly invites feedback on the discussion and the Code, and will provide opportunities to engage both during and following the event.


  • Sarah Gordon, Chief Executive of the Impact Investing Institute

  • Ida Levine, Principal at Two Rivers Associates (Moderator)

  • Stuart O’Brien, Partner at Sacker & Partners LLP and Chair of the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group

  • Luba Nikulina, Global Head of Research at Willis Towers Watson

  • Jill Youds, Trustee Member of NEST Corporation (National Employment Savings Trust)


Fiduciary Duty in a Changing World: Impact Investing - the Why and How, 8 July 2020

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